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Staying Off the Naughty (Spending) List: Ten Ways to Manage Your Finances and Avoid Post-Holiday Regrets The holidays are filled with temptation to go overboard with spending. Financial expert Eric Tyson offers advice on how to manage your holiday spending. The holidays are upon us, bringing all those personal and family images and sensations we […]
As if staying on budget during the holidays wasn’t hard enough, retailers are using dynamic pricing to make it even more difficult. The concept refers to the practice of changing the price of a product based on fluctuations in supply, demand, and even in response to the weather. However, most retailers use dynamic pricing to […]
It was the Saturday after Thanksgiving and a day of college football. I sat around the kitchen counter with family and friends. We drank coffee and chatted while Marcia set down her bag and unpacked her Tupperware container of flour, a large can of Crisco, a sifter and a beautiful wooden bowl. She set a small […]
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Once the euphoria of being done with class has subsided, new grads must face what adults have been warning them about for twenty-plus years: the real world. Poised on the cusp of opportunity, young professionals may be considered “the lucky ones” by the older crowd, but grappling with unemployment and severe debt is no walk […]
Dog and cat owners receive the rarest form of affection — unconditional love that is more worthy of Cupid’s arrow than any well-matched couple. No wonder pet lovers go hog wild over gifts for their four-legged friends during the holidays — and Valentine’s Day is no exception. In 2011, the National Retail Federation expected consumers […]
New Federal Reserve rules provide important protections when you purchase or use gift cards. Here are some key changes that apply to gift cards sold on or after August 22, 2010: Who is covered by the new rules? Store gift cards, which can be used only at a particular store or group of stores, such […]
Holidays are all about family gatherings, laughter and fun; they are time around the table with an abundance of food and a gathering of loved ones. However, before these joyous moments take place, hours are spent in the kitchen preparing favorite recipes and delicious holiday cookies. Dirty dishes pile over, spills and splatters decorate stove […]
If you’ve got a gardener on your holiday gift list, you’re in luck! Gardeners are down-to-earth (pun intended), and easy to shop for because they love anything that helps them enhance their landscape. I asked some avid gardeners about gifts on their wish list this year, and here is just a sample of great gift […]
Just in time for Mother’s Day, children are invited to Mucklow’s to make a bracelet or a pendant for Mom out of sterling silver (staff are on hand to assist in the crafting). There will also be games, musice and a craft table for making handmade Mother’s Day cards. This event benefits the Promise Place. […]
On my recent birthday, my son taught me a little something about giving.